The Rocky Mountain Fest: As Seen By a Craft Beer Geek

I find it amazing how the BMO Centre changes its appearance so often. It looks different every time I’m there. Last weekend the hall was decked out for the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. I could see an abundance of wine, spirits & craft beer stalls scattered cross the area along with some great food to pair with your beverage of choice. Basically, the stage was set for some intense flavour exploration!

Alberta Microbreweries, Hog's Head Craft Beer, Grizzly Paw Craft Beer

Two amazing Alberta Craft Breweries: Hog’s Head & Grizzly Paw pouring next to each other.


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Hog’s Head Brewing Company

Hog's Head Craft Beer, Alberta Microbrewery

Hog’s Head Brewing Company has a striking logo.

Hog’s Head Brewery is St. Albert’s first ever brewery. It started brewing up craft beer in 2012. The owner of the microbrewery, Brian Molloy, owns a liquor distribution company; so he is not new to the Alberta liquor game.

Death by Pumpkin, Baby Back IPA & Hopslayer IPA are some of the regular offerings that you can find on liquor shelves and in pubs across the province. Any brewery that makes a beer like Death by Pumpkin as one of their standard brews is going to push the limits of craft beer creativity, so I would keep tabs on them for future recipes with more adventurous flavours.

They are also brewing the Amber’s Brewing Co & Roughneck Beers out of the Hog’s Head Brewery.

Take a look at them online at Hog’s Head Brewing Company